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Megos Strikes Again with 5.15a Second Try

The 19-year-old German phenom Alex Megos has made a very impressive second-try ascent of La Rambla (5.15a) at Siurana, Spain.

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Alex Megos. Photo by Duane Raleigh. The 19-year-old German phenom Alex Megos has made a very impressive second-try ascent of La Rambla (5.15a) at Siurana, Spain. Just a few days after his groundbreaking 5.14d onsight of Estado Critico, Megos decided to try and flash La Rambla. With a steady stream of beta coming from fellow German climber Felix Neumärker (who recently repeated La Rambla), Megos went for it and reportedly fell two moves from the end during his flash attempt of the route, according to the blog of Dani Fuertes. On his next go, Megos managed to clip the chains of La Rambla, making what is now being touted as the first second-try ascent of a 5.15. This is Megos’ third 9a (5.14d) or harder ascent during his Spanish visit. The day before his historic onsight of Estado Critico (5.14d), Megos made a quick second-try ascent of the Siurana classic A Muerte (5.14d).